Eymen Gamha, Author at Tunisia Live Eymen Gamha, Author at Tunisia Live

Eymen Gamha



Critics: From a Presidential Dictatorship to a Ministerial Dictatorship
Negotiations, recently initiated within a special commission in the constituent assembly, on a new law concerning public authorities were put on hold, after the proposal in question, submitted by the coalition including Ennahda, the Congress for the Republic (CPR) and Ettakatol, is thought to be mainly in favor of the Islamic party. While in its...

Visas Requirements for Tunisia
To enter Tunisia, a passport valid for six months after the scheduled return date is required by all nationals. US citizens who are willing to visit Tunisia for either tourism or business do not need a visa for stay less than four months. Foreigners from the following countries, as well as nationals from Tunisia do not...

Japanese Tourists to Boost Tunisian Tourism
Tunisia is planning to increase the flow of Japanese Tourists toward Tunisia. This is what Habib Ammar, CEO of the National Office for Tunisian Tourism (ONTT), declared in a training organized with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The training was organized in Hamammet, a touristic coastal city, and the main topic was “po...

October 23rd Elections: Lessons To Be Learned
The High Authority for the Elections (known by its French acronym ISIE) announced the final results of the October 23rd election for the constituent assembly on November 14th.  As this was Tunisia’s first democratic election, there are many lessons to learn from the experience.  Some of the major problems that must be addressed before T...

Final Results of Tunisian Elections Announced
The final results of Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly elections were announced today by the High Authority of the Elections, Tunisia’s electoral monitoring and organizing committee. Among the 8.289.900 eligible voters in both Tunisia and abroad, some 4.308.800 people registered, representing 51.7% of the total number of potential voter...

Wave of Resignations Shakes Aridha Chaabia
Twelve members of Aridha Chaabia - nine of which are head of lists – declared in a press release that they want to be independent from the party. This, according to the document, comes because of “Hashmi Hamdi‘s attempts to deprive them of their will, and his persistence in imposing his opinion in issues directly involvin...

Ex-PM Baghdadi Mahmoudi to be Extradited
Contrary to earlier news reports, Libyan ex-PM Baghdadi Mahmoudi will still be extradited by the Tunisian government. Business News published an article earlier claiming that the Tunisian interim President, Foued Mebazzaa, decided to not to extradite the former Prime Minister of Libya under deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi. But Kamel Jaouani, the ...

Why is Tunisian Tourism in Crisis?
Tunisian tourism has considerably declined during the year of 2011 because of the revolution. According to the head of the National Office of Tunisian Tourism, Habib Ammar, the number of tourists visiting Tunisia declined by 34.4% and the income generated by tourism dropped by 38.5% to reach 1.6 million TND.  According to Ennahdha, tourism repre...

Tunisian Pilgrims Outraged About Conditions in Saudi Arabia
Tunisian pilgrims are complaining about the poor conditions they faced while accomplishing their religious duty in pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The National Company of Services and Residency (SNR), the organization that should take care of Tunisian pilgrims, offers advice to its customers on its website, but the complaints of people show that...

Minister of Tourism Invites Prince William and Kate to Visit Tunis
While in London for the “London Fast Fashion Tour”, the Minister of Tourism and Trade Mehdi Houas visited Tunisia’s stand in the World Travel Market Fair. The Telegraph reported that he invited Prince William and Kate Middleton, the glamorous royal couple, to visit post-revolutionary Tunisia. Tunisian tourism was considerably a...